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Tue
31
Mar

City council hears citizen's concern of buried hazardous material

Olga Lassmann lives on 305 N. Hoppe and loves the country life. But with recent events she is concerned for the well being of her family and neighbors alike.

During the city council meeting held on March 23, Lassmann was given the opportunity to express her concerns.

“We have a water well next to the creek. There is a lot of stuff being buried underground (i.e. oil, plastic, etc.). There was a trailer house that they completely tore up. They did have a backhoe and as far as I can tell they buried it all. Trailer houses have styrofoam, plastic, glass, etc. If it is buried, fumes will be coming up. It will affect us.”

Lassmann has lived there 37 years. “My husband has lived there 45 years and we raised our children there. We call it our little country home and we do not plan to move. We are concerned about the release of hazardous material and I hope that someone will do something about this,” Lassmann said.

Tue
31
Mar

YHS advances in One Act Play

At the UIL District 30-2A One Act Play Contest held March 23 in Three Rivers, Yorktown High School was one of three schools selected to advance to the bi-district level. The cast and crew performed “Finders Keepers,” written by George Kelly and published by Samuel French, Inc. J.D. Schroeder was named best actor and Courtney Ludwick received all-star cast honors. Ethan Corpus and J.D. Parrett were named to the honor crew. Other cast and crew members advancing are Gloria Morehead, Paige Milson, Haley Turner, and Lesly Peralta. The bi-district contest is scheduled for April 11 at Lavernia High School. Performances will begin at 10 a.m. and admission is $5 at the door. Seated on front from the left, Ethan Corpus and Paige Milson; middle, Haley Turner, Gloria Morehead, Courtney Ludwick, and Lesly Peralta; top row, D. Parrett and J.D. Schroeder. Contributed photo

Tue
31
Mar

Wildcat Band anxious to showcase effort

Things are continuing to move in the right direction for the Yorktown Wildcat Band. Just like with a steady crescendo in music, the band is gradually building up.

Director Vincent Furtado told the band members from the start of the school year, “Your attitude determines your altitude.”

It is about putting forth a team effort. This is not only true in the case of the band but in any aspect of these student’s lives.

Many facets have been fine tuned, including having instruments fixed due to frozen slides and other issues. From these important changes, the sound of the band is starting to become more full.

Furtado spoke of fun and improvement working hand-in-hand when he said, “The more fun you have, the more you want to improve, and the more you improve, the more fun you have.”

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Fri
27
Mar

More than $40,000 raised for Boys and Girls Club at Gospel Brunch

 

Thu
26
Mar

18-month-old DeWitt County drowning victim identified

DeWitt County deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Atzenhoffer Road at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, for a report of a missing 18-month-old child. Upon arrival deputies began searching the area which is located in rural south DeWitt County.
 
Thu
26
Mar

4 Cuero churches join together for Holy Week Services

 

Wed
25
Mar

18-month-old dies in apparent drowning in DeWitt

 

DeWitt County deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Atzenhoffer Road at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, for a report of a missing 18-month-old child. Upon arrival deputies began searching the area which is located in rural south DeWitt County.
 
Deputies located the child in an above ground swimming pool in approximately four feet of water. Deputies removed the child and began CPR immediately and continued until Cuero EMS arrived. The child was taken to Cuero Community Hospital but did not survive. 
 
The incident is under investigation by sheriff’s investigators, but at this time appears to be an accidental drowning.
 
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Tue
24
Mar

A different perspective

Sometimes people have to travel around the world before they ever walk into the streets of Yorktown.

Danny Morgan of Denver, Colo., Jerry Gomez of Fontana, Calif., and Jeffrey Pennell of Spokane, Wash. have traveled near and far working for Layne Christensen Company. Layne is a global water management, construction and drilling company. The corporate office is located in Houston. These three are working on the new well near the park.

Morgan said, “It is nice to be able to travel and see the world. I have been to Africa, Afghanistan, Canada, and all over America.”

Gomez recently returned from Ethiopia drilling water wells and Pennell just finished a job in Midland.
 

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Tue
24
Mar

Downtown well work to end soon

The residents of Yorktown, who live near the water tower by the park, will soon have some relief to the 24 hour operation of the installation of the new water well.

Yorktown city manager Robert Mendez said, “We just got the timeline of the well. It should be completed by mid May.”

The construction of the permanent well should be finished March 19.
Jerry Gomez of Fontana, Calif. is the driller of this operation for Layne Christensen Company. Layne is a global water management, construction and drilling company. He said, “We finished installing the slot screens and are pouring in the gravel.

So far we have poured in 52 bags at 3,000 pounds each.”
 

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Tue
24
Mar

Main Street sees face lift with NAU building work

One of Main Street’s building in Yorktown is undergoing a face lift.

The NAU Building was built in 1909. Jimmie and Laura Taylor own what was once the Coleto Creek Emporium restaurant from 2003-06. Currently, they use it as their residence.

Jimmie said, “We want to preserve the historial and the aesthetics of the building as much as possible.”

Working for the Taylor’s is family member Ted Lake of Austin. He said, “The front windows have been rebuilt. The wood rot in the entrance that go upstairs has been replaced. And, they put in a new roof.”
 

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